Monthly Archives: March 2012

I was a 25H Progression Tank

I don’t play World of Warcraft anymore, and I haven’t in a couple of months.  There’s a lot of reasons for that, and I really don’t want to turn this into a QQ post, because I’d actually like to come … Continue reading

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WeakAuras Strings – Protection Paladins

A good UI is a key to mastering any class.  I’ve talked about my UI once before, so I’m not going to go into great detail about how I organize things in this post.  However, about 3 or 4 months … Continue reading

Posted in Design, Raiding, Tanking, Theck's Pounding Headaches, UI | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

I have the Annual Pass. Where’s my Beta Invite?

Oh man, it’s Friday evening. Crap! I am contractually obligated to rage about one (1) thing per week on Sacred Duty and I completely forgot to rage this week. How fortunate that I have such a great topic today. I … Continue reading

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Loot, Damned Loot, and Statistics

There really wasn’t much paladin-specific information provided in the MoP media event – at least, not the sort of crunchy, math-y sort of information I usually blog about.  However, there was a lot of talk about the new LFR loot … Continue reading

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Followup à Block

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article that was pretty critical of the new block implementation.  Now that we’ve had a few weeks to think about and dissect the changes, I wanted to re-visit the topic and look at … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with SW:TOR Is Over

Prologue: I wrote this post last week. After this was posted, I received confirmation from twitter courtesy of Asros that the log would be self only, and a preview of the log coming in 1.2 courtesy of Kadomi. I highly … Continue reading

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Mists of Pandaria Buffs/Debuffs Matrix

Yesterday, Ghostcrawler gave us a peek at the plan for buff and debuff distribution in MoP.  However, the blog format makes it tough to get a clear picture of who’s bringing what, and how evenly the buffs and debuffs are … Continue reading

Posted in Design, Raid Leading, Raiding, Tanking, Theck's Pounding Headaches, Theorycrafting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

10 Man Tuning (part 2): Why It Matters

Hey guys, I have something more to say after Tuesday’s post. Bear with me a bit here. I know that Tuesday’s post wasn’t really a pleasant blog post for 10 man raiders to read, and the point of it is … Continue reading

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Cataclysm Post-Mortem: 10 Man Raids, Equality, and Tuning

It’s time for that post. The one I’ve been trying not to write for a year on 10 man raiding. I feel so strongly about this, but it has never turned into a blog post because I was pretty sure … Continue reading

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Folie à Block

(Madness of Block) In the latest developer blog, it was revealed that blocking will move to a two-roll system – one roll for avoidance, and a second roll for blocking if we fail to avoid.  In addition, we learned that … Continue reading

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